Sunday, 22 October 2017

World Health Organisation rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe ambassador appointment after outcry

The World Health Organisation has reversed its decision to make Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador.
The appointment was described as "laughable" and an "insult" as critics claimed Mr Mugabe's policies and alleged human rights abuses have run Zimbabwe's health system into the ground.
WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had "listened carefully" to the criticism, consulted with the Zimbabwean government and concluded that Mr Mugabe's removal "is in the best interests" of WHO.

Dr Tedros added: "I thank everyone who has voiced their concerns and shared their thoughts. I depend on constructive debate to help and inform the work I have been elected to do."

BBC       News.